Inspired by a New York icon, Carlye & Co, Rosewood’s new private members club concept, debuts in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, like many financial hubs, has a long history of private clubs, with the first opening in 1844. In fact, the city has more than 500 on the books, although many of those are more private kitchen than hallowed hall of shoulder rubbing. Elitist and founded on tradition and ceremony, these clubs offered respite from city living, and were a place where networks could be sewn, connections forged and fortunes made. However, a new era of club concepts is providing popular with a younger crowd, with digital nomads and lip-service creatives flocking to the likes of Soho House and other club-cum-co-working spaces where you’re more likely to find avocado toast and kombucha on the menu than dry martinis and Sunday roasts.
The city’s newest club arrival is Carlyle & Co., the first outpost of Rosewood Hotels & Resort’s new private member’s club concept, has opened at Rosewood Hong Kong. Promising a new take on the private membership experience, one that will, according to the hotel group, welcome a carefully curated community of members drawn together by personalities, passions, interests and stories, rather than status or profession, the new club concept takes its inspiration from its namesake, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, another city with its fair share of elite institutions.
In turn, members will be invited to experience exceptional dining, unrivalled entertainment, and a rich cultural calendar.
Designed by Llse Crawford of Studioilse and located above Rosewood Hong Kong, the 25,000-square-foot social sanctuary features a lush outdoor terrace with sweeping views of Hong Kong, as well as a selection of beautifully appointed spaces – ranging from the Music Room and Games Room to the Babar, Tailor and Wine Cellar – defined by members’ passions.
Also look out for eight individually-designed guest rooms for members and their guests looking to stay the night, and the Café Carlyle, the first branch of the iconic New York supper club outside the Big Apple.
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